Colorado Haunted Attractions (Halloween 2011)

Updated for 2011
It’s October and that means Halloween is just around the corner.

Now I’ll be honest, the Mayor of HeidiTown (that’s me) isn’t a huge fan of haunted attractions. In fact, I’m a big chicken. The movie “The Ring” kept me awake for weeks. However, I realize a lot of you enjoy having the piss scared out of you so I’ve decided to compile a list of Colorado’s haunted attractions.

First, here’s a little trivia. According to Wikipedia there are estimated to be over 1,500 haunted attractions in the United States, attracting 12,000,000 guests per year. This doesn’t count the haunted houses run by non-profits in order to raise money for charity. This is a real business and the business plan is to scare your pants off!

So without further ado, here’s a list of haunted attractions around Colorado sure to make you scream:

Scream Theme Studio’s Battle of the Haunted Houses

Fort Collins, Colorado at the Foothills Mall (215 E. Foothills Parkway)

$17, will get you into both attractions

This is the longest running haunted attraction in Northern Colorado, and the only one I’ve experienced.

Two haunted attractions have been battling it out at this location for 21 years. First up, Destination Terror. Enter the world of Baron Eric Rodenheiser, where monsters and the undead lurk around every corner and inside every wall. From personal experience I’d advise you not to tell anyone your name – you have been warned.

The second attraction at this location is The Nightmare Experiment. Here’s a place where there IS a monster under your bed! Hold on to your teddy bear and get ready for a creepy walk through this frightening attraction sure to induce bed wetting.

For hours and directions visit www.BattleoftheHauntedHouses.com.

WIN TICKETS TO BATTLE OF THE HAUNTS BY CLICKING HERE!

The Haunted House

1-25 & 120th in Northglenn, Colorado

$13.95 to $19.95

In it’s second year, The Haunted House promises to scare you on a really, really big scale. The people who built this haunted attraction have a long haunted house history in the Denver area and they want this new attraction to be their scariest yet.  For more information visit www.hour25hour.com.

13th Street Manor

5585 E. 64th, Commerce City, Colorado

NOW CLOSED

The Web site for this production isn’t very explanatory, but it looks like this haunted attraction will deliver on screams. For hours and directions visit www.pf13.net.

The Reinke Brothers’ Haunted Mansion

5336 S. Prince St., Littleton, Colorado

$13

This haunted attraction claims to be the longest running haunted house in Denver and this month they are celebrating their 37th year. This attraction features cutting edge special effects and animatronics, and has been endorsed by Greg Moody, entertainment reporter for Channel 4 News.

For more information and hours visit www.ReinkeBrothers.com.

Frightmare

108th & Old Wadsworth in Westminster, Colorado

$20 includes general admission to both haunted houses

There are two haunts at this location. I got scared just looking at their Web site, so for info visit www.Frightmare.biz.

Hearts & Horses Haunted House

163 N. County Road 29, Loveland, Colorado

$10

Get scared for a good cause at this rural haunted attraction. Hearts & Horses is a non-profit with a mission to help people through equine assistance therapy. I’ve written articles on this organization in the past and it holds a special place in my heart.

This haunted house has a short run, October 21-22 and 28-29, so put it on your calendar and prepared to experience some paranormal activity at Hearts & Horses.  You may think because this is a fundraiser for a nonprofit that it might not be terribly scary – you’d be wrong.  Located in an actual house, I toured this place last year during the day and don’t even think I could make myself do it at night!!! For more information visit Hearts & Horses.

Scream Acres & Fritzler Maze

20861 HWY 85, LaSalle, Colorado

Ages 11+ Combo Tickets $20

Ages 5 to 10, Combo Tickets $15

Did the movie “Signs” make your skin crawl? This is an outdoor haunted attraction sure to make you run for cover. This location features a field or horrors where you may come upon terrifying scenes ripped straight from the movies.

Want to experience the terror of being lost in a freaky cornfield? Visit www.ScreamAcres.net for more information.

Decimation Haunted House

Centennial Promenade, Englewood, Colorado

Regular Admission $15

Quick Death Admission $22

This haunted house is presented by the Mangled Maniacs. Yikes. Enough said!

Visit them at www.DecimationHauntedHouse.com where you can watch a YouTube video of this freak show. Of course, I didn’t watch the video because I’m sure it’s too scary for me!

The 13th Door

3184 S. Parker Road, Aurora, Colorado

$15.95/$14.95 with a can of food for donation

This haunted attraction has been voted one of the top thirteen haunted houses in the United States and they claim to be the BEST-haunted house in the Denver area. Complete with live actors and top notch technology, this place promises to scare you out of your mind.

For hours and other information visit www.13door.com… if you dare.

Spider Mansion

18301 Colfax Avenue, Golden, Colorado (inside Heritage Square)

General Admission $15/VIP $25

Are you afraid of spiders? This is a 5,000 square foot haunted house with live actors and live spiders. Actually, I have no idea if there are live spiders, but I suspect there will be life-like spiders all over this place.  This particular haunted house seems to sell itself as being a little more friendly for the wee ones. For more information visit www.SpiderMansion.com, and don’t forget the Raid!

Note from the Mayor: Of course, there are many more haunted houses and haunted attractions around the State. Be sure to check out the Comment Section below for even more Colorado haunted attractions!!!


12 responses to Colorado Haunted Attractions (Halloween 2011)

  1. There is a haunted house at the Loveland Outlet Mall, by the Nike Store . . .

  2. Thank you for bringing this one to my attention Brad. I’ve looked up the info on this one.

    This attraction is called FEAR OF ALL FEARS Haunted House and is located at the Outlets of Loveland, Colorado. Admission is $15.

    There’s a very comprehensive Web site too! http://morbidnightscolorado.com/

  3. City of the Dead at Mile High Marketplace was voted the best haunt in 2009. Details below.

    Deep down below the bustling Mile High City lies a City of the Undead, a wretched city where zombies live like people but their city shops and streets take a much more twisted turn. Ruled by Judge Graves, the City of the Dead generates horror at every turn. If you dare, visit the City of the Dead Haunted House at Mile High Marketplace’s 25,000 square foot indoor Event Center. The scare begins on September 30 and continues through Halloween night. Brave souls may visit the City of the Dead Haunted House from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and Sundays and 7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. General admission is $16 per person, $25 VIP front of the line admission. Not recommended for kids under 12. Coupons are available online at http://www.cityofthedeadhaunt.com. Food and beer will also be available. Mile High Marketplace is located at 7007 East 88th Avenue, just 10 minutes from downtown Denver. Find more information at http://www.milehighmarketplace.com or call 303-4Events (303-438-3687).

    • Thank you Patty! I’m so sorry I forgot City of the Dead when I was compiling the list. There are so many that I got a little overwhelmed, but I have heard that the Mile High Marketplace has a great one!!! You know it’s gotta be scary when it’s not recommended for kids under 12. That means I’d probably be scared out of my mind! LOL!

  4. Here are two more haunted attractions in the Northern Colorado area:

    Old Town Scare
    320 Walnut, Fort Collins, CO
    $13
    http://www.OldTownScare.com

    Fear at the Farm – haunted maze
    7755 Greenstone Trail, Fort Collins, CO
    $15
    http://www.SomethingFromTheFarm.com

  5. We are new to the area and are also looking for some great clubs or events for dressing up and going out – any suggestions for great Halloween costume contests or club events in the Tri Lakes area?

    • I don’t know any specific clubs in the Monument area, but occasionally write about stuff in Colorado Springs and in Castle Rock. One of my favorite towns in the area is Manitou Springs and Colorado City is also fun. Here’s a site that might be helpful to a newcomer in the area: http://www.trilakeschamber.com/

      Welcome to Colorado!

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